Lawyer on Saddam Hussein's defense team kidnapped


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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Gunmen stormed into an office of an attorney for former President Saddam Hussein's defense team and kidnapped him Thursday, Iraqi police said.

Sadoon al-Janabi was working in his office in the al-Shaab neighborhood of northern Baghdad when he was abducted, police said.

He had been representing Awad Hamad al-Bandar, the former chief judge of Saddam Hussein's Revolutionary Court, who is accused of having sentenced to death 143 residents of Dujail following a failed assassination attempt on Hussein.

The ousted leader is also being tried on charges related to the killings.